On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Computers data set which pertains to Prices of Personal Computers . The Computers data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the Computers data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Computers"). This will load the data into a variable called Computers. If R says the Computers data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Computers R data set. The size of this file is about 253,886 bytes.
Prices of Personal Computers
a cross-section from 1993 to 1995
number of observations : 6259
observation : goods
country : United States
A dataframe containing :
price in US dollars of 486 PCs
clock speed in MHz
size of hard drive in MB
size of Ram in in MB
size of screen in inches
is a CD-ROM present ?
is a multimedia kit (speakers, sound card) included ?
is the manufacturer was a "premium" firm (IBM, COMPAQ) ?
number of 486 price listings for each month
time trend indicating month starting from January of 1993 to November of 1995.
Stengos, T. and E. Zacharias (2005) “Intertemporal pricing and price discrimination : a semiparametric hedonic analysis of the personal computer market”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming.
Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive : http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.